The table below looks at the statistics for User Acceptance Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Acceptance Testing over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 69 58 46
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -12
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 55 61 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.99% 2.50% 3.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.63% 3.54% 4.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 34 38
Average daily rate
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£357 £368 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.99% +12.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £291 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £500 £487
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
- -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £12.22 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.75 £24.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
-42.70% +4.34%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2092 1721 1484
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 75.85% 70.53% 67.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1140 876 773
Average daily rate £388 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 47 31
Average hourly rate £24.75 £32.50 £21.27
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.84% +52.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.68 £9.38 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £36.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

User Acceptance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing User Acceptance Testing across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

User Acceptance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

User Acceptance Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing across the Scotland region.

User Acceptance Testing Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

User Acceptance Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

User Acceptance Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

User Acceptance Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing User Acceptance Testing across the Scotland region.

User Acceptance Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

User Acceptance Testing
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -14 26 £351 -6.53% 2
Glasgow -10 21 £345 -4.82% 2
Stirling - 3 £370 -
Aberdeen - - - - 1
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User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing User Acceptance Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited User Acceptance Testing.

1 69 (60.53%) Finance
2 27 (23.68%) Banking
3 24 (21.05%) HP Quality Center
4 22 (19.30%) SQL
5 20 (17.54%) ISEB
6 18 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
7 17 (14.91%) ISTQB
8 15 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
8 15 (13.16%) Test Scripting
9 13 (11.40%) Migration
9 13 (11.40%) Project Management
9 13 (11.40%) MS Excel
9 13 (11.40%) Test Planning
9 13 (11.40%) Analytical Skills
10 12 (10.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 11 (9.65%) Test Strategy
12 10 (8.77%) Software Testing
12 10 (8.77%) Java
12 10 (8.77%) Change Management
13 9 (7.89%) Test Management
14 8 (7.02%) Data Management
14 8 (7.02%) HP
14 8 (7.02%) Validation
14 8 (7.02%) MS Office
14 8 (7.02%) Microsoft
15 7 (6.14%) Data Warehouse
15 7 (6.14%) Oracle
15 7 (6.14%) Business Analysis
15 7 (6.14%) Investment Management
15 7 (6.14%) Performance Testing

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing User Acceptance Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited User Acceptance Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (2.63%) CMS
2 2 (1.75%) JBoss
3 1 (0.88%) Apache
3 1 (0.88%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.88%) Documentum
3 1 (0.88%) FileNet
3 1 (0.88%) Alfresco
3 1 (0.88%) WordPress
3 1 (0.88%) nginx
Applications
1 13 (11.40%) MS Excel
2 8 (7.02%) MS Office
3 4 (3.51%) MS Visio
3 4 (3.51%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.75%) MS Project
5 1 (0.88%) RoboHelp
5 1 (0.88%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 5 (4.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.63%) Eagle STAR
3 2 (1.75%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.88%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.88%) Agresso
4 1 (0.88%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.88%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.88%) LDAP
1 1 (0.88%) HTTP
1 1 (0.88%) Intranet
1 1 (0.88%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.14%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (3.51%) MS Access
2 4 (3.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (2.63%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 3 (2.63%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.63%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.75%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.75%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.75%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (1.75%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.88%) QlikView
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.88%) DB2
Development Applications
1 6 (5.26%) JIRA
2 4 (3.51%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (0.88%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.88%) Maven
3 1 (0.88%) Selenium
3 1 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.88%) Artifactory
3 1 (0.88%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.88%) Ant
3 1 (0.88%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.88%) Rational Rose
3 1 (0.88%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.88%) Toad
General
1 69 (60.53%) Finance
2 27 (23.68%) Banking
3 6 (5.26%) Retail
4 4 (3.51%) Investment Banking
4 4 (3.51%) Retail Banking
5 3 (2.63%) Financial Institution
5 3 (2.63%) Back Office
6 2 (1.75%) Advertising
7 1 (0.88%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.88%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 36 (31.58%) Analyst
2 24 (21.05%) Test Manager
3 17 (14.91%) Test Analyst
4 16 (14.04%) Business Analyst
5 14 (12.28%) Test Leader
6 7 (6.14%) Project Manager
6 7 (6.14%) Developer
7 6 (5.26%) Tester
8 5 (4.39%) UAT Manager
9 3 (2.63%) Contracts Manager
9 3 (2.63%) UAT Tester
9 3 (2.63%) Report Developer
9 3 (2.63%) Support Analyst
9 3 (2.63%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (2.63%) Change Manager
10 2 (1.75%) Release Manager
10 2 (1.75%) Coordinator
10 2 (1.75%) Applications Support Analyst
10 2 (1.75%) Test Engineer
10 2 (1.75%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.39%) XML
2 4 (3.51%) .NET
3 3 (2.63%) Web Services
4 2 (1.75%) HTML
4 2 (1.75%) RESTful
4 2 (1.75%) JSON
4 2 (1.75%) COM
5 1 (0.88%) CSS
5 1 (0.88%) SOAP
5 1 (0.88%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.88%) XHTML
5 1 (0.88%) EDI
5 1 (0.88%) Hibernate
5 1 (0.88%) Spring
5 1 (0.88%) Spring Security
5 1 (0.88%) jQuery
5 1 (0.88%) Mason
5 1 (0.88%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.88%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.40%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.63%) Visualisation
2 3 (2.63%) AS400
2 3 (2.63%) Ergonomics
3 1 (0.88%) Credit Risk
3 1 (0.88%) Reference Data
3 1 (0.88%) Data Conversion
3 1 (0.88%) E-Learning
3 1 (0.88%) IVR
3 1 (0.88%) Client/Server
3 1 (0.88%) PMI
3 1 (0.88%) Management Information System
3 1 (0.88%) Open Source
3 1 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.26%) Windows
1 6 (5.26%) Linux
2 3 (2.63%) UNIX
3 2 (1.75%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.88%) Mac OS X
4 1 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
2 15 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (13.16%) Test Scripting
3 13 (11.40%) Migration
3 13 (11.40%) Project Management
3 13 (11.40%) Test Planning
4 11 (9.65%) Test Strategy
5 10 (8.77%) Software Testing
5 10 (8.77%) Change Management
6 9 (7.89%) Test Management
7 8 (7.02%) Validation
7 8 (7.02%) Data Management
8 7 (6.14%) Investment Management
8 7 (6.14%) Business Analysis
8 7 (6.14%) Performance Testing
9 6 (5.26%) Resource Management
9 6 (5.26%) Asset Management
10 5 (4.39%) Software Engineering
10 5 (4.39%) ITIL
10 5 (4.39%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 22 (19.30%) SQL
2 10 (8.77%) Java
3 3 (2.63%) JavaScript
3 3 (2.63%) VB
3 3 (2.63%) VBA
4 2 (1.75%) C
5 1 (0.88%) C#
5 1 (0.88%) PHP5
5 1 (0.88%) PHP
5 1 (0.88%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (17.54%) ISEB
2 17 (14.91%) ISTQB
3 12 (10.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (4.39%) ISEB Practitioner
5 4 (3.51%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 3 (2.63%) Degree
6 3 (2.63%) SC Cleared
6 3 (2.63%) Security Cleared
7 2 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.88%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.88%) MCT
8 1 (0.88%) IIBA
8 1 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.26%) QA
2 1 (0.88%) Solvency II
2 1 (0.88%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 1 (0.88%) XenApp
1 1 (0.88%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 24 (21.05%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.75%) Control-M
Vendors
1 8 (7.02%) Microsoft
1 8 (7.02%) HP
2 7 (6.14%) Oracle
3 5 (4.39%) Salesforce.com
3 5 (4.39%) IBM
4 4 (3.51%) Vermilion
4 4 (3.51%) Kofax
4 4 (3.51%) Business Objects
5 1 (0.88%) Adobe
5 1 (0.88%) Citrix
5 1 (0.88%) Informatica
5 1 (0.88%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.88%) AppSense
5 1 (0.88%) Teradata
5 1 (0.88%) TIBCO
5 1 (0.88%) ClickSoftware Technologies
5 1 (0.88%) ForgeRock
West Lothian
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Glasgow
Mason Frank
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 25 days ago